Blumsom Environmental Policy
We are passionate about protecting the environment, our policy is to base our commercial activities on well-managed forest resources, recycle waste and meet, or exceed, all applicable environmental legislation.
Blumsom recognise a responsibility to the environment, its customers, suppliers and staff to base its commercial activities on well managed forest resources. Accordingly the company is also committed to achieving environmental best practice throughout its activity whenever this is practical.
In pursuit of economic growth and a healthy environment it is understood that these are closely linked and that ecological protection and sustainable development are the responsibility of all, including business, governments and communities.
We take responsibility for the development and endorsement of this policy statement and its implementation throughout all operations. A director has been appointed to carry out the policy, to ensure that key members of staff are trained and that all employees are advised of our position.
The company maintains a policy of continuous environmental improvement. Environmental performance is monitored for achievement of our objectives and an annual report will be made available on request.
Blumsom Timber Sources
We are committed to buying all hardwood and softwood from legal and renewable sources, and will seek evidence that suppliers are in compliance with this policy.
As sources of certified timber become more available the company will give preference to certified timber wherever practical and will not purchase timber where it is known to have originated from illegal sources and will not purchase any timber species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trading on Endangered Species (CITES).
Blumsom will make every attempt to avoid making misleading claims with regard to timber sources and expects suppliers to maintain high environmental standards in respect of goods and services. Suppliers are expected to cooperate with us towards the achievement of the company’s environmental goals.
At Blumsom, our aim is to reduce consumption of all materials and packaging wherever possible and we are committed to recycling packaging materials wherever this is practical.
Blumsom was one of the first companies in the UK to install an automatic wood waste boiler to make use of recycled wood and sawdust. Our state-of-the-art boiler is now used to heat our factory and to power all our kilns, whilst minimising controlled emissions.